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Twins Owner Jim Pohlad Says Team Can Survive Any Type Of '20 Season

Pohlad said he is confident in his organization's ability to make it through the financial impact of the pandemic
Pohlad said he is confident in his organization's ability to make it through the financial impact of the pandemic
Pohlad said he is confident in his organization's ability to make it through the financial impact of the pandemic

Twins Owner Jim Pohlad said that the club is "financially stable, even though they currently have almost no revenue coming in," and that he believes they "can weather whatever happens this season," according to Sid Hartman of the Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE. Pohlad said, "There is no club that can say they’re in great financial condition because we have a lot of expenses and virtually no revenue, so that’s not a good situation. But we’re confident of the organization’s ability to make it through all of this." Hartman notes the Twins last season drew 2.29 million fans, their most since '13, and had "visions of attracting at least 2.5 million this season." Pohlad said that for the "most part, the Twins have tried to operate as normally as possible, but that has been difficult even with events such as the MLB draft." He added, "We’re operating normally but in a weird environment. I have been very pleased with the Twins and our organization throughout the Pohlad Companies, of how everybody has adapted to the change that is required here." Hartman writes Pohlad’s optimism about an MLB season being played has "changed over time." Pohlad: “It’s really hard to say. All I can do is sense optimism coming from the commissioner’s office. And that has gone back and forth.” He added that communication with the commissioner’s office has been "steady with the club" (Minneapolis STAR TRIBUNE, 6/18).